Concrete Day!

It’s the fifth day on the new pool build and we’re ready for concrete! The insulated concrete form-work we use for our swimming pool shells requires the concrete to be pumped in (via a concrete pump) in a loose liquid form.

Usually pumped via a long boom it means we can reach even the hardest to reach areas and can ensure consistency through the entire pour. Any air pockets are removed with vibration which happens throughout the pour with the use of hand held concrete pokers.

In a matter of a few hours the reinforced concrete pool shell is complete and will begin to cure over night. By the following morning (day 6) the concrete has cured enough that we can begin to remove the the bracing and in the subsequent days it will strengthen further. Read More…

Pool ready for concrete!

ICF Pool Shell BracedAfter four days on site the insulated concrete form-work is up and braced. The pipework and conduits through the shell are in position and any shuttering for fixing points have been added.

Final checks are made, the drawings are triple-checked and the braces are laser aligned. Everything is now ready for an early start the following morning, when the concrete is to be pumped into the ICF walls.

 

 

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ICF Swimming pool shell is up in three days

Quadlock pool shell ready for bracingThe beauty of using insulated concrete form-work for constructing your pool is not only the thermal efficiencies and cost savings, but it’s quick, really quick!!

The ICF blocks are lightweight and easy to handle, meaning one person could move an entire pool shell by hand to it’s location with ease. The wall ties are high strength plastic and also easy to handle. This means there is no need for heavy lifting gear, fork lifts, cranes or several site workers just to move the materials to site.

By day three the ICF swimming pool shell is up and ready for the pipework and pool shell fittings to be added.

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Hidden overflow pool and spa in basement of new build house

Hidden overflow pool and spa with massage jetsA new build house in Hale, Greater Manchester required a luxury basement pool and spa to compliment a wellness suite. Working directly with the customer and liaising with their architect ensured Brookforge could design and build a hidden overflow pool and spa which fitted within the desired budget.

As this was a basement pool project we were onsite at the very early stage of construction when the excavations were first taking place. Detailed construction drawings were provided to ensure that the project set off on the right footing.

As this was a new build pool and spa in was important that it was highly insulated to comply with PART L guidance to ensure reasonable provisions were made to limit heat losses. An obvious choice of construction was to use an ICF system (insulated concrete form-work).

The Quadlock ICF system aloud for quick and easy construction for the swimming pool with integrated spa and a hidden overflow helped create a very tidy and contemporary finish. Read More…

Leisure Centre Wellness Suite

Steam Room and Sauna Wellness SuiteAs part of a major refurbishment of a pre-existing Leisure Centre close to Swindon, Brookforge were asked to help design, build and install a brand new Wellness Suite.

Included in the Wellness Suite was a Spa, a Sauna and a Steam room with all the associated plant room equipment required to maintain a safe and healthy commercial environment.

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